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Writing Exercises

Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise is designed to help authors improve the flow of their scenes without the use of introductory participial phrases, for example:   Straightening his tie, Ramon mentally prepared to cross-examine the witness.   The phrase that has the strike-through is an introductory participial phrase, and because...

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Penned Con St. Louis 2014   This weekend the Divas all met in St. Louis, Missouri for the first annual Penned Con, an event for writers, readers, editors, stalkers, and book lovers. We had a wonderful time connecting with the authors. The convention offered many wonderful and informative panels and workshops. Best-selling author, Jasinda Wilder, was the keynote speaker, and Smashwords founder, Mark Coker, held...

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Writing Prompts

Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! This week our writing prompt is a picture. In fact, all the Divas wish we were enjoying this view in person. 😉  With autumn just around a corner, one last glimpse of summer felt appropriate for the writing prompt. We hope this scene will inspire you, but if you need a...

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Writing Prompts

Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! Have you ever had that feeling someone is reading your mind? No? Me neither. Still, I’m glad people can’t read minds. But would happen is someone could read your mind and you became aware of it? This week the Divas would like you to write a scene based on...

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Writing Exercises

Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise is a fun exercise with point of view. Admit it. You have a favorite Disney® character. It’s okay if it’s not Belle, Merida, Snow White, or Aladdin. Perhaps you’d rather be Maleficent, Gaston, Hans, or Attila. In fact, you could widen your circle of favorites...

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Articles / On Writing

Quick Tips: Writing Achilles’ Heel   Most of the articles the Divas write draw from personal experience, and this one is not any different. I’ve been struggling with my first novel for a while now. Really, I’ve been struggling with many first novels. I have about four or five WIPs that can’t seem to get past chapter four. My intentions are great when I start...

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Writing Prompts

Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! This week’s writing prompt is a picture we hope will inspire you. If you need a little more help to get things started, answer the following questions and write a scene about it. What do you see in the raindrop? Is it a reflection of the surrounding area or a...

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Guest Post: Juggling Creativity, Careers, and Family by Jen Matera Guest Posts

Surprise! For a moment I’m stepping out of my role as Diva; today I’m a writer who juggles many responsibilities while struggling to maintain some normalcy in my life, my careers, and the lives of my family. Sound familiar? I’m sure there are countless working moms who just happen to be authors just like me who know what I’m saying. And if you’re anything like...

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Articles / On Writing

Divas on Writing: It Takes a Village to Publish a Book   I read an article the other day that suggested that authors could publish a book without hiring an editor simply by asking their readers to catch their mistakes for them. Interesting concept, if the only errors in the book are simple typos. But what if the story has issues with the plot, pacing,...

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Writing Prompts

Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! This writing prompt has the potential to be anything from a comedy to an epic superhero adventure. Will your story be about a bid to rule to world or a poignant tale of a boy and his trusty dog? So, without further adieu… Your pet has magical powers. Do you...

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